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10 Tips for Writing Good User Stories

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Summary User stories are probably the most popular agile technique to capture product functionality: Working with user stories is easy. But writing good stories can be hard. The following ten tips help you create good stories. 1 Users Come First As its name suggests, a user story describes how a customer or user employs the product; it is written from the ...

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Deploy and configure a local Docker caching proxy

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Recently I was looking into caching for Docker layers downloading for the Fabric8 development environment, to allow me to trash the vms where my Docker daemon was running and still avoiding me to re-download basic images each single time I recreate my vm. As usual, I tried to hit Google first, and was pointed to these couple of pages: http://unpoucode.blogspot.it/2014/11/use-proxy-for-speeding-up-docker-images.html ...

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A JavaFX HelloWorld using Java 9’s Project Jigsaw in 60 seconds

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By now you’ve probably have heard of Java 9’s new module system a.k.a. project Jigsaw. If you don’t know about Java 9’s new module system, you should visit Mark Reinhold’s paper on The State of the Module System. Also, you should check out @nipafx Nicolai Parlog’s excellent blog at http://blog.codefx.org There he goes into great detail about Java 9’s new module system and ...

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A Doomed Code Review

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I wrote this post for Disy’s Tech Blog. Check out the original here (with less swear words). There is also some interesting stuff about databases and geographical information system, so if you are interested in these topics, you might want to take a look (much content is in German, though). There are a couple of things you should do to ...

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Java EE vs Java SE: Has Oracle Given up on Enterprise Software?

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Java Enterprise Edition is one the biggest sources for confusion in the worldwide Java community. Just like the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek to anyone who “The Force Awakens” was the first movie they’ve seen in the franchise. The weird thing is that even if you’re experienced with developing for EE, the complete picture is often still fuzzy. ...

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One (Token) Ring to Rule Them All

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For newcomers to Cassandra, all the terminology can be a little overwhelming at first. If you have experience with relational databases, some concepts like a “Row” or a “Primary Key” will be familiar. But other terms that seem straightforward can often be a little confusing, especially when paired with some of the visuals you see when learning about Cassandra. For ...

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